Posted 24 February 2006 - 01:01 PM
That does appear to be the standard essay form. You might begin by reading several of the long threads here about "what language should I learn."I would think that a well-organised essay would entail the discussion of all the uses, or categories of uses, of C (or C++) in the contemporary world. C is the lingua franca of programming, much like Latin was the language of educated discourse during the Pax Roma or the Medieval world. You could have each category of use be a subtopic (one or two paragraphs depending upon the detail you want to use or the assigned length); researching and writing these first, the introduction and conclusion would then be obvious.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.